Russia 2018: Ticket Thread (sales at face-value ONLY)

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  1. FootballIsComingHome

    Liverpool
    England
    Jun 30, 2018
    the end
     
  2. nick777

    nick777 Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    the WC would not be the same without agreeing to the t&c’s, trying to cart and being unable to. Lots of stories to tell our grandkids in the future. Can’t wait for Qaptchar 2022
     
  3. nahumgald

    nahumgald Member

    Los Angeles Galaxy
    United States
    Apr 24, 2018
    Gentleman..it’s been a privilege fighting bots and captchas with you. Wasn’t able to cart or buy the final at the stadium but being able to get row 6 seats at the semis was enough of an experience. Thank you all
     
  4. minimalfb

    minimalfb Member

    Jun 15, 2018
    I am in the queue to see if I can get a ticket with my name on it. But plenty of guys trying to sell on the street, next two hours will decide
    I took your advice left st.pb by 6:40am fast train and went straight to ticket centre, manned to get a cat 2 lower level just in time for match :)
     
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  5. RussianWhizKid

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Apr 28, 2018
    I agree, it’s been a pleasure!

    Our first WC for me and my group and we got 6 games total, 2 QFs, both SFs and the the SFs were both only a few rows from the field!

    Thank you BS folks! :)
     
  6. nick777

    nick777 Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    Amazing well done, a few people took my advice and got in- yeah!
     
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  7. playedwinger

    playedwinger Member

    Manchester United
    Brazil
    May 11, 2018
    I am glad I did not even fight for last minute final tickets.
    Would have been even worse than watching it on TV.
    Better team (at the time) momentum killed by diving followed by crazy bounce off Mandzukic head, later followed by even worse VAR decision.
    Griezzmann is a cheat for sure. In sf half of the team was cheating, with Mbappe in the lead. Mbappe did fight in the final though, kudos well deserved for this match.

    Well, they did score two more in counterattacks (nicely done there), but the situation would be different if it was 0:0, 0:1 or even 1:1 after the first half.
     
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  8. BMfutbol16

    BMfutbol16 Member

    Real Madrid
    Feb 25, 2014
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Guys! the Final was great!
     
  9. costasp

    costasp New Member

    man u
    England
    Jun 11, 2018
    thanks el roboto and @Scorpyn78 - unsuccessful in the draw and the reason I was able to go to the WC!
     
  10. Charlie_USA

    Charlie_USA Member

    Celtic
    Republic of Ireland
    May 14, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    It's been fun folks. Thanks to El Roboto. I hope we meet someday. Euro's next for me.
     
  11. petschovschi

    petschovschi New Member

    May 7, 2018
    Can someone explain me how was possible to see so many croatians on the stadium ? I thought the huge majority of tickets was already sold. But it seems there were still available few thousands tickets. How it was possible ?
    Anyway, on internet there were not big drops. Probably all the tickets were sold in FIFA ticket centre in Moscow.
     
  12. Forzabarca

    Forzabarca Member+

    Jun 1, 2006
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    I know why! Some Croatians were not Croatians. Lots of Russians were Croatians. I was Croatian for example. But there is also another very unlikely explanation... Croatians solved the captchas much faster.
     
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  13. petschovschi

    petschovschi New Member

    May 7, 2018
    Anyway, how you explain that were so many tickets still available ?
     
  14. Forzabarca

    Forzabarca Member+

    Jun 1, 2006
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Fifa always reserve tickets for the finalists and sell via their FA and also loads of Croatians travelled to Moscow and bought tickets in the streets from other fans who were offloading them so its actually not such a big surprise their turnout.
     
  15. Pascal F

    Pascal F Member

    May 30, 2018
    Their FA got a LOT of tickets.
    Also they were buying left and right and paying huge prices too, or not even asking what the price was... resellers from the region made a killing.
     
  16. Mrmagu

    Mrmagu Member

    Corinthians
    Brazil
    Nov 14, 2017
    Thank you very much BS forum community. It was my fourth WC but my first with you guys. It was easier than before, a lot of tips and opinions. The best WC for me. Love Russia! Amazing country to visit!
     
  17. Shubhayan

    Shubhayan Member

    May 15, 2010
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Got great Row 1 tickets while we were drinking in the Hospitality Suite. Volunteers were being issued their tickets. So I bought 2 of them from volunteers for $4000 cash. Used my Hospitality tickets for drinks.

    It’s been great seeing many of you again and meeting few of you in person. See you guys in Qatar.
     

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  18. Forzabarca

    Forzabarca Member+

    Jun 1, 2006
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    What emptiness after a fantastic 1 month world cup and a full on 9 months thrilling ticket hunt. Probably a few day's of mild depression to recover and go back to reality now. Thank you all for contributing to this agonising, thrilling and fantastic experience. A special thanks to @Sleeper @Stuckin1au @Scorpyn78 @El Robot-o for their contribution in the hunt (which is usually more fun than the catch lol).

    Croatia sadly didn't win the gold medal but won so much more, the hearts of many neutrals like me.

    Thank you Russia 2018 for an outstanding WC experience. Cheers guys and see you in MEXCANUS 2026!!
     
  19. minimalfb

    minimalfb Member

    Jun 15, 2018
    Having captcha hangover :) I was typing captcha on land, sea, mountains, cable cars, ferries, in stadiums, on trains. This is my first WC and I targeted knockout rounds. But I think I would prefer to watch group stages in the stadiums and the rest at home. I didn't enjoy the final - I was hoping Croatia would make history. Mbappe and co clearly do not think twice before cheating or diving. Not exactly legends in making. French were good and deserving but totally boring and cheating type. Missed the greatest underdog moment in football.
     
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  20. diegomaradona1010

    Sep 16, 2017
    For those that tried to buy tickets outside Luz yesterday, what were prices going for? As I said in my post yesterday I understand as low as $800 for cat 3. I wonder what prices were like at kickoff.
     
  21. minimalfb

    minimalfb Member

    Jun 15, 2018
    Absolutely. Not sure how Qatar would be given it's such a small place but 2026 should be epic!
     
  22. Caifan

    Caifan Member

    América
    Mexico
    Mar 13, 2018
    I still need tickets for M11!!!!!
     
  23. dsgerbc

    dsgerbc Member

    May 3, 2018
    If it'd help, I can post a sound I captured of the queue ending/ticketing site entrance ;)
    I have since put it as a custom notification for texts from my mom...
     
  24. dsgerbc

    dsgerbc Member

    May 3, 2018
    Are you one of those "used ticket collectors" who stood right outside the stadium after all the matches? I still have no clue who those people are and how they were getting into the stadium grounds.
     
  25. Pascal F

    Pascal F Member

    May 30, 2018
    FIFA just sent me an e-mail with a survey about the whole ticketing process, make sure you tell them about everything that was wrong with it.
     
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